View from India: Imran Khan & Arvind Kejriwal’s mistakes

Imran and Arvind both got distracted by taking on the Centre instead of focusing on their own turf where they had much to prove

Jinnah’s dream is on hold, but Project Ziaul Haq is in full swing

An absurd essay of random observations

Solutions for low quality of Pakistani research

Most faculty members hired as assistant professors in Pakistan have no postdoctoral (postdoc) experience.

Killing Kotri and palla catch, Sindh’s fishermen worry about water downstream

There are 147 fish species found in the River Indus out of which 22 are found nowhere else in the world. Kotri downstream water is deemed a waste and excessive, even though an important sub-sector of the economy, fishing, is dependent on it. This includes coastal and inland fishing. Traditionally the most popular palla fish is […]

Pakistan’s e-commerce industry is worth just $100m and India’s is a whopping $12b

With an increasing number of internet service subscriptions and rising market penetration of smart phones in the country, the e-commerce sector in Pakistan has huge potential. The country already has 44 million broadband users, which is greater than the entire population of Canada. Yet our e-commerce industry is valued at a mere $100 million. In […]

The Curse of Being Transgender

They are one of us, they get born like all of us but they are never considered as equal to us. Having the 3rd gender puts them in a category that’s not lovable or likeable for us. It’s our self-designed system whereby we consider ourselves the elite of Allah’s creation and them as the cursed […]

What everyone missed about Nawaz’s disqualification

I was following the news on the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court on account of the infamous Panama Case. I was checking the reactions on social media. Most of the reactions seemed to only focus on politics. For a lot of people in the online Pakistani community, the concern […]

Rajgal & Khyber IV

The Pakistan Army has launched operation Khyber IV in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency. The primary aim of the offensive is to stop the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from gaining a foothold in the region. Military officials believe that the roots of the Parachinar bomb blasts are linked to activity in the […]

Hypocrisy of Nuclear No First Use

In the realist paradigm of International Relations, one should not solely trust the words of another state when it is a matter of a threat to national security. Keeping this in mind, how one can believe that a state with nuclear weapons will keep its word not to use them in a time of crisis? […]

Time to give Imran Khan a shot at PM?

A recent conflict between Babar Awan (read: main pillar of the PPP) and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has led Mr. Awan to leave the PPP and join PTI. The end of a two-decade long association with the PPP has been appalling news for opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, PPP co-chairman Asif […]


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